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What does Merwin mean?

Merwin Pronunciation of Merwin [mer-win] as a boys' name is a Welsh and Old Welsh name, and the meaning of Merwin is "sea friend". Merwin is a variant form of Marvin (Welsh): variation of Mervin.

Associated with: sea, friend.


Merwin has 4 variants: Marwin, Marwynn, Merwinn and Merwyn.

7 more related forms via Marvin, Mervin: Marven, Marvyn, Merven, Mervyn, Mervynn, Murvin and Murvyn.

Creative forms:
(male) Menwin, ..

(female) Merwinni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Merwin Timothy (M.T.), ..

How popular is Merwin?

Merwin is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#11188 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Merwin entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its highest position of #947 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Merwin name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Merwin outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Merwin are Marvin (#550 via latest list), Mervin, Mervyn and Merwyn. These relations of Merwin were at the top of their popularity in the 1930s (average #769) and are now significantly less widespread, with versions like Mervin becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Merwin, Marvin, Mervin, Mervyn, Merwyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Merwin and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Merwin is pronounced similarly to Marion, Maurin, Meirion and Myron. Other suggested similar names are Arwin, Bergin, Berlin, Bertin, Berwin, Berwyn, Corwin, Darwin, Delwin, Derrin, Dervin, Derwin, Derwyn, Durwin, Erwin, Fermin, Ferrin, Garwin, Germin, Hedwin, Herin, Irwin, Jermin, Jerrin, Kelwin, Kervin, Kerwin, Kerwinn, Kerwyn, Marino, Marlin, Martin, Medvin, Medwin, Medwinn, Medwyn, Mellin, Melvin, Melwin, Melwyn, Meril, Merit, Merlen, Merlin, Merlinn (see Merlin), Merlyn, Merom, Merrik, Merril, Merton, Miron, Morfin, Morino, Norwin, Orwin, Perkin, Perrin, Selwin, Sherwin, Terrin, Verlin and Vernin. These names tend to be more commonly used than Merwin.

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